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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Dec 4, 2006 12:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sexism

no - i just responded to someone's incorrect understanding on what a "touchhead" was/is.

but calling me simply a "touch" immature is a vile understatement and was very hurtful ;)

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Poster: JodyC Date: Dec 4, 2006 2:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sexism

So what is a touchhead?

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Poster: high flow Date: Dec 4, 2006 2:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sexism

I believe 'touch head' refers to folks who discovered the band after the Touch of Gray video on MTV. It's kinda dumb, at least I've always thought...Especially since I first saw shows in 1988, but had been hearing GD since I was 6 years old. I knew almost all the songs at my 1st show. Nobody ever called me a touch head. In fact, I heard the term here at LMA for the 1st time.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Dec 4, 2006 2:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sexism

you werernt a real touch head - it was an attitude more than anything else

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Poster: high flow Date: Dec 4, 2006 2:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sexism

I see. Touch Head chicks were probably welcomed, high-hair and all.....

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Dec 4, 2006 2:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sexism

best as i can explain it: the mass assault of (ahem) "heads" that came out of the woodwork after touch of grey was commercially released, that were just there to get totally wasted and party and could really care less about the "true scene" - hopefully that made sense

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Poster: JodyC Date: Dec 4, 2006 5:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sexism

Thanks. Makes sense.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Dec 4, 2006 2:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sexism

A "touchhead" is a derogatory term given by long-time touring heads to the hordes who "got on the bandwagon" when TOUCH of Grey became a top 10 hit in 1987. Kinda like starting to root for a sports team once they get good while ignoring them for all the years they sucked.

They were perhaps justifiably angry that after years of being able to walk up on the night of a show and by a 10 or 20$ ticket they now had to compete with trustafarians rolling up to shows in their Dad's BMW and having to mail-order away for tickets and hope they got lucky.

I know I was wondering what the hell was going on post '86...but the fact is when I started seeing shows in 1979 there were heads who were touring since woodstock who i'm sure were pissed that the Dead weren't playing tiny venues like the Fillmore anymore b/c of the new generation of heads, etc., etc.

So I got over my anger about Touchheads pretty quick and decided as long as they were enjoying the music that's all that mattered. Maybe they got turned onto Terrapin via Touch.

But I draw the line at gatecrashers. Those f***ers ruined it for everyone.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Dec 4, 2006 3:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sexism

oops. did a double post by accident.
anyway, like Keller williams says, "gatecrashers suck".

This post was modified by grendelschoice on 2006-12-04 23:00:07

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Dec 4, 2006 3:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sexism

I concur and I actually got crap from people because I was part of the "disco dead" generation that got into the band because of "shakedown street". For those of you still bothered by the same, in homage to kurt, "all apologies".

In any event, like Nigel says in Spinal Tap, "What's wrong with being sexist?".

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Dec 4, 2006 3:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sexism

and unfortunately those gatecrashers includes both new heads and old. freakin mob mentality run amok.

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